Skagit County Jail Inmate Phone & Email

Skagit County Jail

Address:
201 Suzanne Lane
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Phone:

360-416-1960

All inmates, except medical, have access to phones when they are out of their cells. These are the times they are out of their cells:

HOUSING DAYS TIMES
K, Q, P pods
(101-104)
ALL DAYS
EXCEPT
Thursday
9:30-11:30AM
K, Q, P pods
(101-104)
Thursday 7:00-8:00PM
K, Q, P pods
(105-108)
ALL DAYS
EXCEPT
Thursday
1:00-3:00PM
K, Q, P pods
(105-108)
Thursday 8:00-9:00PM
K, Q, P pods
(201-208)
ALL DAYS
EXCEPT
Thursday
3:15-5:15PM
K, Q, P pods
(201-208)
Thursday 9:00-10:00PM
N Pod
101-107 & 206
ALL DAYS
EXCEPT
Thursday
9:30-11:30AM
N Pod
101-107 & 206
Thursday 7:00-8:00PM
N Pod
207 & 208
ALL DAYS
EXCEPT
Thursday
1:00-3:00PM
N Pod
207 & 208
Thursday 8:00-9:00PM
N Pod
201-205 & 108
ALL DAYS
EXCEPT
Thursday
3:00-9:00PM
N Pod
201-205 & 108
Thursday 6:00AM-NOON
9:00-11:00PM
R Pod
101-104
ALL DAYS
EXCEPT
Thursday
5:00-9:00AM
R Pod
101-104
Thursday 5:00-9:00AM
R Pod
105-111
ALL DAYS
EXCEPT
Thursday
1:00-3:00PM
R Pod
105-111
Thursday 6:00-7:00PM
R Pod
201-204
ALL DAYS
EXCEPT
Thursday
6:00-10:00PM
R Pod
201-204
Thursday 8:00pm-Midnite
R Pod
205-211
ALL DAYS
EXCEPT
Thursday
9:30-11:30AM
R Pod
205-211
Thursday 7:00-8:00PM


Medical cells have limited access to phones each day.  If you have an inmate in Medical, these are the times they can call you.

MEDICAL CELL ACCESS TIME
C 104 8:00AM - 9:00AM
12:00PM - 1:00PM
4:00PM - 5:00PM
C 106 9:00AM - 10:00AM
1:00PM - 2:00PM
5:00PM - 6:00PM
C 113 10:00AM - 11:00AM
2:00PM - 3:00PM
6:00PM - 7:00PM
C 114 11:00AM - 12:00noon
3:00PM - 4:00PM
7:00PM - 8:00PM

Inmate Phone & Voicemail for Skagit County Jail

The Skagit County Jail Inmate Phone System is Securus. 

Sign up with Securus by clicking the banner below.

1.  AdvanceConnect – Good Option - You control all phone numbers your inmate can call.

This type of account offers you the following benefits:
•    You are able to receive inmate calls as long as funds are available in your account.
•    You can add multiple phone numbers to your account so your inmate can reach your home phone, work phone, cell phone, other relatives, neighbors, friends, etc.
•    Calls WILL connect to cell phones.

2.  Inmate Debit – Inmate can call anyone they choose (subject to jail's approval)

This type of account offers you the following benefits:
•    You can fund an Inmate Debit account without having your own calling account.
•    Inmates can call anyone on their approved calling list without requiring friends and family to create separate prepaid accounts.
•    Calls WILL connect to cell phones.
•    Funds placed in the Inmate Debit account will become the property of the inmate and friends & family members will not be able to receive refunds on this account. 

3. Direct Bill - You receive calls from your inmate, and the charges are billed to you monthly.

  • Requires a credit check. 
  • Costs more.
  • Good for lawyers, bail bonds, long-term inmates, etc.

Resources
Contact Securus by Phone:  972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591
Contact Securus Online
Frequently Asked Questions
Submit a Question for Securus Online
Online Rate Quote

Skagit County Jail Inmate & Family Voicemail

Securus Outbound Voicemail provides your inmate an opportunity to leave a message for their family and friends when a call to their mobile goes unanswered. Once the inmate leaves a voicemail, a text message containing a link will be sent to the dialed number. The recipient of the inmate's voicemail is then sent to a web form to pay and listen to the message. The voicemail will be available for up to 30 days after it is sent, and then another 30 days after it is paid for.

Securus Phone System Cost & Fees - *Subject to Change

ADVANCE CONNECT Phone Calls 
$0.21 per minute

INMATE DEBIT Phone Calls
$0.21 per minute

DIRECT BILL Phone Calls
$0.25 per minute

TRADITIONAL COLLECT Phone Calls
$0.25 per minute

VOICEMAIL Message
One minute - $0.75 per minute

For current online rate quote, go here.

How does an Inmate make a phone call from Skagit County Jail?

Once you have created and funded your account with Securus, please allow up to 24 hours to start receiving calls. 

Your inmate should be able to dial your number directly and be connected.

You will hear an introduction stating:
1.  "You are receiving a call from "inmate Name" from Skagit County Jail.  
2. Then you will hear prompts that will ask you to select a number to accept or block the call. 
3. Please listen to the prompts carefully so that you can correctly connect to your inmate.

**If your inmate is using a prepaid calling card, the phone number that should appear on your caller ID is 972-777-9396.

Important Tips About Jail Phone Calls

Many jails and prisons restrict the amount of time that an inmate can use the phone by placing daily and monthly limits, so try to pace yourself and not use up all your time at the beginning of the month.

Jails limit an inmate's phone time to certain hours of the day, so it is important you keep a regular schedule that works for both you and your inmate.

If your inmate does not call you during the time you both have scheduled, don't panic. There are often long lines for phone use. When a jail is on lockdown due to a fight or other security issue they do not allow the phones to be used.

Phones are the only way for an inmate to hear your voice and temporarily 'escape' the loneliness of incarceration, so use your time well. Arguing about anything will leave you both feeling empty and guilty, so avoid it at all costs.

All phone conversations are recorded. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!

Also, be warned that some phone providers are collecting voice prints for a database which law enforcement agencies are building.

Sign up with Securus to connect with your inmate at Skagit County Jail by clicking the banner below.

Skagit County Bail Bond Information

Because Skagit County and Washington can change their bail bond procedures, it is always best to call either the Skagit County Jail at 360-416-1960, or the court in the jurisdiction (i.e. Municipal Court, District Court, etc.) where the offender was charged, and do this right after an arrestee has been booked. 

Ask the staff at the Skagit County Jail or the Skagit County Court Clerk these specific questions:

  1. Is the defendant eligible for bail or a bond?
  2. How much will the bail or bond be, and what are the additional fees?
  3. Where do I go to pay it?
  4. Are there any days or times of the day or night when I cannot post bail?
  5. What types of payment are allowed? Cash? Money order? Credit card? What types of credit cards? Property or other collateral? Surety bonds?
  6. Do I have to use a bail or bond agent?

If you feel the bail is too high and you wish to get it reduced, contact a lawyer or the defendant's public defender and get them to look into what they can do to get a bail reduction. The sooner you get working on this the quicker you will get your loved one released. 

This entire process will go smoother and faster with a criminal attorney or bail agent handling it for you.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Skagit County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Skagit County Jail follow these steps:

Skagit County Jail uses the services of JPAY for you to send money to an inmate's trust fund / commissary account. 

You can send money to an inmate/offender's commissary/spendable account through the Send Money page.
There are several ways to send money to an inmate/offender in Skagit County.

  1. Online payments
  2. Over the phone by calling 800-574-5729
  3. MoneyGram
  4. If you wish to send cash you can use MoneyGram. MoneyGram has many convenient locations nationwide.
    The following establishments will always have MoneyGram services:
    Walmart
    7-11
    CVS Pharmacy

You will need:
The Skagit County Inmate's Correctional ID number and their last name
Skagit County Jail or  the receive code.
You can visit the MoneyGram website to find locations near you.

        5. Money Order - Inmate's Name must be on the Money Order
            Inmate Name and Inmate ID#
           Skagit County Jail address.

        6. Lobby Kiosk
            You can use a debit or credit card in the jail lobby kiosk to send funds to an inmate/offender.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Skagit County Jail.


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Skagit County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Skagit County Jail follow these steps:

  • Go to JailATM, choose Washington, then choose Skagit County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Skagit County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Skagit County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or sending money to an inmate in Skagit County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Skagit County.


 

How to Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in Skagit County Jail

To rent a tablet for an inmate in Skagit County follow these instructions:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your Skagit County inmate will recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.


If you have any questions:

For all Skagit County information on Tablet Rentals for your inmate, check out our Tablet Rental Page.


 

Can Skagit County Jail inmates get hot, home-cooked meals delivered to them?

For instructions on how to get prepared food deliverd to inmate in Skagit County follow these instructions:

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages or freshly cooked meals to an inmate in Skagit County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Skagit County.


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Skagit County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Skagit County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Skagit County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Skagit County Jail

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Skagit County Jail, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Skagit County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.


 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I open an inmate phone account at the Skagit County Jail?
The Skagit County Jail uses a third-party phone service called Securus Technologies. If you want to communicate by phone with your inmate, you have to first open an account with Securus. They have three different types of accounts: (1)Advance Connect - where you control all phone numbers your inmate can call. (2)Inmate Debit - where inmate can call anyone they choose. (3)Direct Bill - where you receive calls from your inmate and you are billed monthly. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Skagit County Jail.

How much does it cost for an inmate to make a phone call from the Skagit County Jail?
Phone call rates from your inmate in the Skagit County Jail to you vary and are subject to change, but in general the costs are as follows: ADVANCE CONNECT Phone Calls - $0.21 per minute. INMATE DEBIT Phone Calls - $0.21 per minute. DIRECT BILL Phone Calls - $0.25 per minute. TRADITIONAL COLLECT Phone Calls - $0.25 per minute. VOICEMAIL Message (one minute max) - $0.75 per minute. Learn more about how much phone calls cost in the Skagit County Jail.

How do voicemail messages from an inmate work at the Skagit County Jail?
Securus Outbound Voicemail provides your inmate an opportunity to leave a message for their family and friends when a call to their mobile goes unanswered. Once the inmate leaves a voicemail, a text message containing a link will be sent to the dialed number. The recipient of the inmate's voicemail is then sent to a web form to pay and listen to the message. The voicemail will be available for up to 30 days after it is sent, and then another 30 days after it is paid for. Learn more about inmate voicemail functions in the Skagit County Jail.

Can I fund a Skagit County Jail inmate's phone account without having my own phone account?
Yes. You can fund a Securus Technologies Inmate Debit account without having your own calling account. All you have to do is deposit money for them online or by calling Securus at 972-734-1111 and paying with a debit or credit card over the phone. Learn more about how to set up a phone account for an inmate in the Skagit County Jail.

Can inmate phone calls from the Skagit County Jail connect to my mobile phone number?
Yes. When an inmate in the Skagit County Jail calls you using a Securus Technologies phone service's Inmate Debit account, the calls can connect to a cell phone. Learn more about how to set up a phone account for an inmate in the Skagit County Jail.

Why is my Skagit County Jail phone status blocked?
If your phone status at the Skagit County Jail is showing being BLOCKED, there could be several reasons for this: (1)There are not enough funds on your Advanced Connect Account, (2)Your Direct Bill is past due, (3)You have a new telephone number, and a restriction could be on your line, (4)You may have accidentally pressed the incorrect number when attempting to accept the incoming call and you may have blocked your line, (5)In the past you may have requested to have a block placed on your phone and you never had it removed. On any of these issues of your phone being blocked, you can resolve them by calling Securus at 972-734-1111. Learn more about how to unblock a phone in the Skagit County Jail.

How do I close my inmate phone account at the Skagit County Jail?
On Securus Technologies website you can close your account inmate phone account at the Skagit County Jail by following these instructions: 1. Log in. 2. Select your account. 3. Click on 'Close Account'. If you have a refund coming by credit card, it will show up in 10-12 days. With Western Union, full refunds will be refunded through Western Union in 10-12 business days and partial refunds will be issued by check via regular U.S. Postal Service mail in 2-3 weeks. With MoneyGram or payments made by mail, full and partial refunds will be issued by check via regular U.S. Postal Service mail in 2-3 weeks. Make sure to verify your address. Call Securus at 972-734-1111 if you have any problems. Learn more about how to close your phone account in the Skagit County Jail.

Are phone calls with an inmate at the Skagit County Jail recorded?
Yes. All phone calls with an inmate in the Skagit County Jail are recorded. All calls except those with their lawyer. Everything you say and do are going to be heard and recorded by the jail staff. If you discuss your inmate's pending criminal case or any criminal activity, you can be assured that the conversation will end up being sent to the prosecutor and/or other law enforcement. Learn more about how to control your inmate's phone calls while in the Skagit County Jail.